Video : You Rock – Sort of a Graphic Cat Design?

Totally took this one out of left field, what started as a graphic design ended up with a cat in it….   go figure.  You can see how this process panned out in my video.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

You Rock - Detail
You Rock – Detail
You Rock
You Rock

Til next time,


Other Supplies:  Cardstock AC – Smoke

Birthday Whoot!

I found a card today that I forgot to share, I remember something about wanting to wait til after her birthday, but that was on New Years Day…   oops.  Love love these sweet owls from from  Art Impressions and they are perfect for my sister who has just a little ‘owl’ obsession.  This is a little different to my normal style, but one I thought she’d like.

Happy Day - Detail
Happy Day – Detail
Happy Day
Happy Day

Things are a little wet here on the edge of Cyclone Marcia (which was a Category 5), and with more rain to come it’s time to craft. Especially because they have taken my husband away to help (he is a nurse as well) and where he’s gone there is no power, phones and it’s flooded, but apparently they have found some accommodation.  It’s going to be a massive cleanup, but thankfully by some miracle no lives have been lost.  I plan on keeping crafty busy so then I won’t have time to worry.  Hugs,


Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Jade Green, Parrot Green, Cool Grey 50%, Orange, Beige, Cream, Sky Blue Light, Black, Burnt Ochre, Light Umber, Goldenrod, Sepia,  AC Thickers – Buckaroo – Robins Egg

Playing at Muse!

Big things are happening at Muse this week, it’s their 100th challenge and Michele has her Designer debut card and it’s brilliant!  I am so happy that I found a minute to make a card and join in the fun.  I was inspired by her idea to ‘Accentuate the Negative’ but lucked out on the song lyrics…..    I suppose I could have tried Happy Birthday to you, but I thought that was a little lame lol.

Happy Birthday - Detail
Happy Birthday – Detail
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday

Here is Michele’s card…  love the white on white look, mine’s just a little brighter.

Michele's Card
Michele’s Card

I would also like to share this card with Darnell’s NBUS challenge as this is the first time I’ve used these fab balloon dies from Penny Black.  Thanks for another great challenge Darnell!

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

I’m back tomorrow with another video for Scrapbook Boutique so I look forward to seeing you then.


Other Supplies:  Cardstock – Yellow, Blue.

Just in Time for Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

I made these cards months ago as they were for a publication call with the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine, but I think they are my favourite Chrissy cards for this year.  I really like the simplicity of the first and then the bokeh colours, well they kinda make me smile, especially with the shimmer of the sequins.  I hope that today you find a smile and get to spend some time with some fun people and of course eat-a-plenty!

Christmas parcels - 1 Detail
Christmas parcels – 1 Detail
Christmas parcels - 1
Christmas parcels – 1

(For this call we had to make a card that had two versions one that was simple and easy to reproduce and a more complex version for special friends & family)

Christmas parcels - 2 Detail
Christmas parcels – 2 Detail
Christmas parcels - 2
Christmas parcels – 2

Hope you have a wonderful day, whatever it is that you are doing,

Hugs & Love


Other Supplies:  Clear & Pink Sequins

Easy Peasy Patterned Paper! Where has the Year Gone! Christmas 2014 (video).

Today’s video is about using my paper stash, no hoarding allowed!   This is such an easy card to make multiples of and a great way to use your scraps too.  Just set up a little production line and even the kids could help!  Love love love using those sweet papers…  now, can I go and buy some more?

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Merry Christmas - Detail
Merry Christmas – Detail
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

See you soon!


Other Supplies:

Celebrating 100 at CASE this Sketch!

So so happy to be asked to join in the fun at CASE this Sketch, can you believe this is the 100th Sketch and they are having a party!

This team was an amazing turning point for me creatively, I just couldn’t ‘get’ sketches, for me it was always about the colour and now it’s about both!  Although in saying that, I think I had too many ideas for Chrissy’s fabulous sketch and consequently I struggled with this one, you know how it goes…   should’ve just stuck it in the first place I put it, not move it around for an hour first and then stick it in the original spot lol.

Sunshine - Detail
Sunshine – Detail

Congrats to you guys, this is one of my all time fave challenges and I know the next 100 sketches will be just as awesome!


Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Carmine Red, White, Poppy Red, LemonYellow, Sunburst Yellow, Warm Grey 70%.  SBB Cardstock – Grapefruit.

It’s becoming a Crittery Christmas (video)!

I’m having a blast ‘not’ colouring….  who would’ve thought!  Although it is taking some restraint on my behalf, but with Christmas just round the corner, I just don’t have enough time to colour all the chickens haha.  No, truly this was planned as a line art card for my Christmas 2014 series Where has the Year Gone!

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

The Chickens of Christmas - Detail
The Chickens of Christmas – Detail
The Chickens of Christmas
The Chickens of Christmas

Til next time!


Other Supplies:  Penny Black – Carolers (2753K)  it’s kinda so old that it’s retired, insert sad face here. Copics – R05,27. Y11,13,17,21,38. YR18,24. W2. E33. T0. C5.  Prismacolor Pencils – Warm Grey 20%, Cool Grey 70%.

It’s an easy Christmas at Muse!

Are you ready for Christmas or are you starting to panic, don’t stress cause I have a card that is sooooo simple and you can make multiples in flash.  Now, tell me does it get any easier than this?  To be honest I felt like I was channeling my inner Ardyth, thanks for the inspiration!

I can’t wait to see how this inspires you!

Happy Christmas - Detail
Happy Christmas – Detail
Happy Christmas
Happy Christmas


All of the deets can  be found here on the Muse blog….     but here’s how it works:

  • Use ANYTHING you want from your stash to create a project inspired by this week’s Muse.
  • In your post, explain how you were inspired and link back to the Muse blog.
  • Provide supportive comments on at least 3 other member’s submissions.
  • Vote for three of your fellow member’s submissions.

Thanks for stopping by,


Other Supplies:  TAWS Stamps – Making Holidays Bright

Where has the Year gone? Christmas 2014 Mini Series (video).

Whoa, stop the train, are you telling me it’s November already?  Gotta get those cards done and ready to post in the mail.  so I thought I would share some of my process with you….   hopefully without the ‘panic’ in my voice.

One of my fave things to do is ‘stretch my stamps’ and there are so many non traditional stamps out there that could be used for the holiday season, don’t you think that a Christmas frog is a great idea?   Well….  I thought it was lol.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Holly Jolly Freckles - Detail
Holly Jolly Freckles – Detail
Holly Jolly Freckles
Holly Jolly Freckles

I’ve got more on the way!


Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Poppy Red, Crimson Red, Lemon Yellow, Chartreuse, Spring Green, Olive Green, Warm Grey 20%, Cool Grey 70%.

Embossing Paste & Die Stencils (video)!

Back with another card in my Addicted to Die Cutting series.  Today it’s time to create a stencil with a die cut, so so easy to do.  Another great way to extend your products and have ‘pastey’ fun at the same time!

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Hello - Detail
Hello – Detail

It’s a busy week this week, I’ll be back with some Stacey Yacula Charming Winter inspiration tomorrow!  So I hope to see you then, Hugs


Other Supplies:  SBB Cardstock – Banana. Yellow Sequins